What's on today?
Here in New York, it is a nice warm day to be out and around, but there are some awfully enticing operas in the offing that might keep me indoors this afternoon (some of which are already in progress):
The METROPOLITAN OPERA BROADCAST -- Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, with Anne Sophie von Otter, Felicity Palmer, William Burden and José van Dam, James Levine conducting
NPR WORLD OF OPERA -- From Central CIty Opera, Colorado, Lee Hoiby's adaptation of Tennessee William's play, Summer and Smoke, with Jennifer Casey Cabot, John Hancock, Andrea Edith Moore, Katherine Ciesinski, Tony Dillon and Cristina Nassif, John Moriarty conducting
HECTOR -- A performance of Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss (fils), with Radio France forces, with Natalia Ushakova, Ewa Wolak, Rudolf Wasserlof, Martin Homrich, Béla Perencz and Jeannette Fischer, Armin Jordan conducting
BAYERN 4 KLASSIK -- A 1997 performance of Antonio de Literes' Los Elementos, with Marta Almajano, Lola Casariego, Anne Grimm, Xenia Meijer and Jordi Ricart,
Eduardo López Banzo conducting
RADIO 4 NETHERLANDS -- A January 2005 Vienna performance of Luigi Nono's Prometeo and Vivaldi's Farnace, with Furio Zanasi, Sara Mingardo, Sonia Prina, Adriana Fernandez, and Gloria Banditelli, Jordi Savall conducting
RADIO CLASICA DE ESPANA -- From Téâtre des Champs-Elysée in Paris, an October 2004 performance of Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso, with M.N. Lemieux, J. Larmore V. Cangemi, Ph. Jaroussky, M. Pizzolato, G. Laurens, L. Regazzo, J.Ch. Spinosi conducting
RADIO OESTERREICH INTERNATIONAL -- Bellini's Norma, with Edita Gruberova, Salvatore Licitra (we are very curious about how Licitra will handle Pollione!), Dan Paul Dumitrescu and Nadia Krasteva, Marcello Viotti conducting
MUSIQ3 -- A January 28, 2005 performance of Tchaikovsky's Pikovaya Dama, with V. Tarachenko, T. Tomasson, V. Chernov, N. Romanova, T. Monogarova, M. Domachenko and L. Carola, D. Callegari conducting
DEUTSCHLANDRADIO -- A rebroadcast of Massenet's Le Roi de Lahore, from Teatro la Fenice in Venice, with Giuseppe Gipali, Ana Maria Sanchez (who will be doing Roberto Devereux in Barcelona later this month - and we understnd it will be broadcast),Vladimir Stoyanov, Deyan Vatchkov, Maria José Montiel, Riccardo Zanellato, Marcello Viotti conducting
FRANCES MUSIQUES -- A January 28, 2005 performance from Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, of Handel's oratorio, Belshazzar, with Charles Daniels, Rosemary Joshua, and Ann Hallenberg
NRK ALLTID KLASSISK -- A May, 2004 concert from Berwald Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, featuring Mahler's Das Lied von der erde, with Anna Larsson and John Trelaeven, Hans Bethges conducting
Happy listening all....